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How to write international accent like é or è in LaTeX? I've tried every possible combination using \'e, \'{e}, within \textbf or alone, but absolutely nothing works. Below is the code I've tried

\documentclass{res}
\begin{document}
\begin{resume}
\section{EDUCATION \& CERTIFICATION}
\begin{tabbing}
\textbf{Imperial College}, London, UK \= \hspace{1.6in} \= Sep 2013 \\
Master in Economics \\[2ex]
\textbf{Ecole Sup\'erieure}, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
\bf{Ecole Sup\'erieure}, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
Ecole Sup\'erieure, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
\textbf{Ecole Sup\'{e}rieure}, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
\end{tabbing}
\end{resume}
\end{document} 

Unfortunately, LaTeX doesn't process the accent and returns this: Processing of accent in LaTeX

Is there anyway to write the letter é in LaTeX? If yes, can someone tell me how to do it?

Thanks,

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  • 1
    Try adding \usepackage{lmodern}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
    – yo'
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:19
  • Btw, we don't have the class res. Do you think you could redo your example TeX file using some standard class? It would help is in helping you ;)
    – yo'
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:20
  • @tohecz: See res on CTAN.
    – Werner
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:21
  • Unfortunately, \usepackage{lmodern}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} does not change anything
    – Rio
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:22

2 Answers 2

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It is described in manuals to LaTeX that inside tabbing you have to use \a'{e} instead of \'{e}. This will work for you. As well, I recommend loading lmodern and [T1]{fontenc} to get proper accent placement:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\begin{document}
\section{EDUCATION \& CERTIFICATION}
\begin{tabbing}
\textbf{Imperial College}, London, UK \= \hspace{1.6in} \= Sep 2013 \\
Master in Economics \\[2ex]
\textbf{Ecole Sup\a'erieure}, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
\bf{Ecole Sup\a'erieure}, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
Ecole Sup\a'erieure, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
\textbf{Ecole Sup\a'{e}rieure}, Paris, France \> \> Sep 2012 \\
Master of Sciences\\[2ex]
\end{tabbing}
\end{document} 
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  • less than a second quicker, but you get the +1 :-) Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:24
  • Thank you tohecz, \a'{e} was the answer. It's working now!
    – Rio
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:25
  • LaTeX is hard...glad I'm not the only one who sometimes gets confused on these things. Thanks for the answer! Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 15:59
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You can use

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

in order to simply have to type the accents. That means that you don't have to code \a'{e}, but that you can directly type é. I'm not sure whether this is very helpful or not, but in my opinion, this is a lot faster solution.

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